Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Warriors Make Surprise Visit to Mangere Under 9's

13 December 2005

Warriors Make Surprise Visit to Mangere Under 9's Rugby Practice

Nathan Toa Receives Prize: Cooper Vuna presents Nathan Toa with the MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week grand prize trophy, Sonny Fai watches on.
*********


The Mangere East Rugby League Under 9 TamaHawks received a surprise visit from Vodafone Warriors Sonny Fai, Cooper Vuna and new Australian player, Michael Luck, at their training session on Wednesday 30 November.

The surprise visit with their rugby league heroes was the young team's grand prize for winning the MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week. Following their fun workout with the Warriors, the team chilled out with cold MILO and a shared BBQ.

The MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week promotion ran on Studio 2's sports night. Every Monday kids were invited to nominate their team on the basis of good teamwork, perseverance, skill development, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, improvement or extra effort, with the winners announced on-air.

Click for big version
TamaHawks Celebrate: The Mangere East Rugby League Under 9 TamaHawks celebrate being named the MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week grand prize winners
*********


The TamaHawks were named the MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week by Studio 2 hosts Matt and Dayna on TV2 in August, and were selected in November as the grand prizewinners from over 850 entries, and 14 weekly winners.

Nathan Toa (9) nominated his team because they give 200% every week, rain or shine. He was thrilled when they were named a weekly winner, and says he couldn't believe the news when he was told they were the overall, national winners.

"I was really excited because I've never won anything like this before and it was a cool thing for me and my team," he says.

Nathan says he thought the celebrity guests were going to be All Blacks, but was pleased to see Warriors, especially Cooper ­ because they are better!

Nathan and his team all want to be like their heroes, "We all want to stay together until we are Warriors, I think we will ­ because we are unbreakable."

"The TamaHawks really stood out in the nomination process, their entry was passionate and really embodied the qualities kiwi sport is all about," says Margot Fox, MILO Marketing Manager. "They are an inspirational young team that's successful on the sports field, gives their best and goes for it!"

The MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week is part of the MILO GO Sport Programme, which includes a series of initiatives designed to encourage kids to participate in team sport, have fun and develop their skills.

To see pictures of the 2005 MILO GO SportsTeam of the Week winners or the grand prize event visit www.milo.co.nz

**********

Team Members: Nathan Toa, Michael Otuhiva, Marquise Palalagi, Joseph Hay, Mana Taura, Sosiua Taura, Jessie Leuta, Harry Arama, Caleb Arama, Takari Ripia, Tyler Mohi, Filiga Tafa, Zak Pulevaka.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION